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Project Mix

Control Surface with Motorized Faders and 18 x 14 Audio Interface
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Top Features

  • Use with Pro Tools M-Powered, Live, Logic, Cubase, Digital Performer and SONAR
  • 10-bit touch-sensitive motorized faders
  • built-in 18 x 14 FireWire audio interface
  • 8 phantom-powered mic/line preamps
  • Assignable rotary encoders
  • Dedicated transport controls and jog/scrub wheel
  • ADAT Lightpipe, S/PDIF and word clock I/O

Full Features

  • Control
  • 8 touch-sensitive motorized chanel faders
  • 1 touch-sensitive motorized master fader
  • 8 assignable rotary encoders and large LCD for channel or plug-in functions
  • Record enable, select, solo and mute buttons on each channel
  • Channel +/- and bank +/- keys
  • Illuminated transport controls for record, play, stop, fast forward and rewind
  • Jog/scrub wheel with mode switch
  • Zoom key with 4 directional keys
  • Dedicated keys for in/out points, locate, region nudge, loop and more
  • A/B headphone source switch for cue auditioning
  • Function LED display for each channel
  • I/O
  • 8 analog mic/line inputs (1/4 TRS and XLR balanced) each with signal/peak indicators and mic/line switch
  • 4 analog outputs (1/4 TRS balanced)
  • ADAT Lightpipe I/O
  • Front panel instrument input (1/4 TS) switchable for input 1
  • S/PDIF digital I/O
  • 1 x 1 MIDI I/O with activity LEDs
  • FireWire (IEEE 1394) connectivity
  • Word clock I/O (BNC)
  • Phantom power
  • 2 stereo headphone outputs (1/4 TRS) with independent level controls
  • Kensington lock port
  • Compatible with Pro Tools M-Powered 7, Ableton Live 5^, Logic*, Cubase*, Digital Performer*^ and SONAR*^.
  • DAW software version must support Mackie Control, Logic Control or HUI protocol.
  • ^Support available now via free downloadable firmware upgrade; download the firmware here.

Specifications

  • Mic Inputs (A/D)
    • Input Impedance 3.4k
    • Maximum Input Level at Minimum Gain -3dBu, balanced
    • Channel-to-Channel Crosstalk < -110dB @ 1kHz
    • SNR -104dB, A-weighted
    • Dynamic Range 104dB, A-weighted
    • THD+N 0.00188 % (-94.6dB) @ -1 dBFS, 1kHz
    • Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz, +/- 0.1dB
    • Preamp Gain 55dB
    • Phantom Power 48 Volts DC @ 16mA
  • Instrument Input (A/D)
    • Input Impedance 560k bal/280k unbal
    • Maximum Input Level at minimum gain +14 dBu bal/+11.8 dBV unbal
    • SNR -100dB, A-weighted
    • Dynamic Range 100dB, A-weighted
    • THD+N 0.00243 % (-92.3dB) @ -1 dBFS, 1kHz
    • Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz, +/- 0.1dB @ 48kHz
  • Line Inputs (A/D)
    • Input Impedance 20k ? bal/10k ? unbal
    • Maximum Input Level at Minimum Gain +10dBu bal/+7.8dBV unbal
    • Channel-to-Channel Crosstalk < -110dB @ 1kHz
    • SNR -104dB, A-weighted
    • Dynamic Range 104dB, A-weighted
    • THD+N 0.00243 % (-92.3dB) @ -1dBFS, 1kHz
    • Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz, +/- 0.1dB @ 48kHz
  • Line Outputs (D/A)
    • Output Impedance 300 ? bal/150 ? unbal
    • Maximum Output Level +10dBu bal/+1.8dBV, unbal
    • Channel-to-Channel Crosstalk < -109dB
    • SNR -110dB, A-weighted
    • Dynamic Range 110dB, A-weighted
    • THD+N 0.00205 % (-93.8dB) @ -1dBFS, 1kHz
    • Frequency Response 20Hz to 22kHz, +/- 0.1dB @ 48kHz
    • 20Hz to 44kHz, +/- 0.2dB @ 96kHz
  • Headpohone Output (D/A)
    • Maximum Output -2.9dBV at THD+N < 0.03% into 32 ?
    • Working Range 24 to 600
  • Supported Sample Rates
    • Analog Ports 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz
    • S/PDIF Digital I/O 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz
    • ADAT Digital I/O 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz
  • Digital Parameters
    • Converter Bit Depth 24 bits
  • Size and weight
    • Size: 20 x 18.5 x 4.25
    • Weight: 27.8 lbs
  • Compatibility
    • Pro Tools M-Powered 7^ or greater
    • All Pro Tools systems (MIDI control only)
    • Ableton Live 5 (version 5.02 or greater)
    • Logic* (version 7.1.1 or greater)
    • Cubase* (version 3.1 or greater)
    • Digital Performer*^ (version 4.6 or greater)
    • SONAR*^ (version 4.02 or greater)
    • ASIO 2
    • GSIF 2
    • Core Audio
    * DAW software version must support Mackie Control, Logic Control or HUI protocol. ^Support available now via free downloadable firmware upgrade; download the firmware here.

Minimum System Requirements (PC)

  • Pentium 3 800MHz or higher (may be higher for laptops)
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Windows XP (SP2)
  • DirectX 9.0c or higher
  • Available FireWire port or FireWire expansion card

Minimum System Requirements (MAC)

  • Macintosh G3 800MHz or G4 733MHz higher (may be higher for laptops)
  • 512MB RAM
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 / 10.4.2
  • Available FireWire port or FireWire expansion card
  • *G3/G4 accelerator cards not supported

Copyright 2005 Dancing Dots

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